Man arrested for beating and robbing another man in Waco Friday night

POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 7:15am
UPDATED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 9:34pm

Authorities have arrested a man they believe is responsible for robbing and beating another man late Friday night in the parking lot of a local bank.

At 9:43 p.m. in the 900 block of Washington, a 56-year-old male was robbed and beaten in the parking lot of the Compass Bank.

Two witnesses arrived to see the suspect fleeing on foot running south, towards Austin Avenue. Responding patrol officers observed the suspect in the 900 block of Austin, where they were able to take into custody Willie Lee Watson, 55.

The victim's cell phone was recovered from the suspect. The victim was transported to Hillcrest Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Watson is charged with Aggravated Robbery.

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